Saturn suffered a heavy defeat loosing to Baio FC 5 goals to 1. Although defeated by the young opponent, the sentiment in the bootroom filled with positive vibes.
"You don't see players blaming each other for the lost. Instead, you see claps of hands and encouragements accompanied with laughers." A RS fan commented after watching a leaked video from the bootroom.
Kapsiao.fm journalist noted that the fans has been in jovial mood and in case you wonder why, Real Saturn made tactical tweak and played 3-5-2 in recent games. The change of formation from 442 to 352 raised several questions at first, and now well received by the fans and the players as well.
While only converted 1, with the 352 formation Real Saturn created 19 chances in the process, hit the woodwork 3 times, and had 11 shot on target.
Saturn welcome the unfit TK after a long absent and partnering the impressive Heng and evergreen KC to form the 3-men defense.
On a quick counter BAIO scored an early lead after a confused and ineffective offside trap set by Heng and TK.
Rambo Edmundo covered the right wing and frequently found yards of spaces. Within a quick space of 5 minutes edmund hit 2 shots on target and made 2 crosses to WJ.
Intelligent passes sent by Chardy often time created chances for SF dominating the left wing. Only for the run to be halted by the young and hardworking BAIO defender Afifie.
A dangerous through ball by Andrew almost found BK free, BAIO's Sham intercepted with a stretched leg.
By this time RS found new rhythm in passing and creating chances that resemble Klopp's elegantly emphasized beautiful teamwork. Only missing piece was RS's own Firmino-Kcex was not seen.
Saturn were 2-0 down 5 minutes before half time despite retaining 60% possession and created many chances. TK slowed in react after a long ball arrived to BAIO winger. In the attempt clearing TK kicked the ball into own net with an own goal.
Captain SB chested down a Henderson-style pass from the tricky winger Edmund, half volleyed but the strike rocketed over the bar.
A half chance was presented to one BAIO midfielder, relishing a weakened shot towards Zhui. Mr Watermann mis-judge the power of the shot and can only half parry away the ball, resulting the ball slipped thru and into the empty net. BAIO lead by 3-0.
Affected by the sloppy goal, Nip's mental strength seemed to be challenged and made 3 weakened passes that easily intercepted by BAIO. While Lau began to show sign of improvement and winning back the heart of the RS fans, Nip is soon becoming the target of booing abuse. Kapsiao.fm will try to find out what affect to Nips' form, perhaps a change to idolized an Egyptian?
Heng worked hard with support from Edmundo in thwarting attacking threats. Heng and Edmund squeezed the No9 of BAIO, a slight clipped in the ankle and the No9 went eating grass. Referee swiftly pointed to award a penalty. Mr Watermann went to the right side but BAIO's spot kick was too strong to handle. The young BAIO was leading by 4 goals to nil.
A crossed-field dangerous cross by BAIO right winger met with the on rushing left winger with a simple tapped in goal.
RS pulled a goal back after a nice work by Mocha Hooi down on the left. 2 BAIO midfielder closing down Hooi and he danced thru the pressure, slicing up the BAIO defense like a hot knife over Planta. Hooi shot with his left foot, the in-form BAIO keeper Afiq half clearance found WJ at the perfect spot to poke in the loose ball. Saturn pulled back a goal and could see the effort continued.
Appeared to be influenced by the attacking fluency, WJ super-charged covering 10km over 75minutes but still couldn't find the net for a second goal.
Hooi's pace caused several problems to BAIO defense and he managed to register 5 shots on target. Only for the superb BAIO keeper Affiq kept the scoreline intact to 5-1.